Methodological Advances in Dea

30 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2003

See all articles by L. Cherchye

L. Cherchye

KU Leuven; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Thierry Post

Graduate School of Business of Nazarbayev University

Date Written: 21 2001 9,


We survey the methodological advances in DEA over the last 25 years and discuss the necessary conditions for a sound empirical application. We hope this survey will contribute to the further dissemination of DEA, the knowledge of its relative strengths and weaknesses, and the tools currently available for exploiting its full potential. Our main points are illustrated by the case of the DEA study used by the regulatory office of the Dutch electricity sector (Dienst Toezicht Elektriciteitswet; Dte) for setting price caps.

Keywords: data envelopment analysis (DEA), efficiency and productivity analysis, methodological advances, electricity distribution

JEL Classification: M, G3, C8

Suggested Citation

Cherchye, Laurens and Post, Thierry, Methodological Advances in Dea (21 2001 9,). Available at SSRN:

Laurens Cherchye (Contact Author)

KU Leuven ( email )

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Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

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Thierry Post

Graduate School of Business of Nazarbayev University ( email )

53 Kabanbay Batyra Avenue
Astana, 010000

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